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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #22 by ScketreWhisp
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From: Lawrence Schick
To: Doug Rhea <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 2015/09/15 12:49
Subject: Re: North Texas RPG Con - 2016

Doug,

... I would be delighted to guest again at North Texas. I'll whip up
another highly-visual D&D game to run several times. That seemed popular
this year.

-- Lawrence
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2 years 10 months ago #52 by Badmike
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Lawrence Schick joined TSR in 1979 as a game designer. TSR immediately published his submission sample, a dungeon scenario titled White Plume Mountain, as AD&D module S2. It was well received, and even today is considered one of the classic "puzzle" or "funhouse" dungeons of the genre. Schick also worked on many D&D and AD&D titles (such as the original Dungeon Masters Guide), and by the end of 1979 was head of TSR’s design studio. Schick's editing and influence included products such as the Deities & Demigods hardcover and co-designing the Star Frontiers game with Zeb Cook. Schick left TSR in 1981.

Schick quickly transitioned to the video/computer gaming industry, joining Coleco in 1982 and designing action games for the ColecoVision, Atari 2600, and Intellivision systems. In the late 80s he joined Microprose Software and was there for seven years, developing such classic titles as Airborne Ranger, Sword of the Samurai and Global Conquest. In 1995 Schick joined America Online as the GM for the new AOL Games Channel and guided their online gaming presence for five years. Recently, Schick was Lead Content Designer on The Elder Scrolls Online.

One of the huge bullet points to Schick's career, at least among hard-core RPG collectors, is his book Heroic Worlds. This extensive and essential reference book cataloging all RPG games published pre-1990s is considered a staple of any collector's library.

Mike B.
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2 years 5 months ago #150 by Charcon
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I am having all the people that fill up his games so I cant get in... cars towed...fair warning

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